Cycnoches thurstoniorum Dodson 1989 SECTION Heteranthae Photo by Gunter Gerlach and His Stanhopinae Website

Part shade Hot Warm Summer

Common Name Thurston's Cycnoches [American Original Collector of Species 1900's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Panama, Colombia and Ecuador in wet forests at elevations around 100 to 600 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with 10 to 15 noded, fusiform pseudobulbs carrying basally clasping, plicate, elliptic, acute to acuminate leaves that blooms in the summer on a pendulous, laxly few to several flowered, 8" [20 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with recurved, oblong, obtuse floral bracts and carries non-resupinate flowers.


ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 432 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchid Vol 1 COS 1990 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Dodson/Escobar 1993 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 22 #2 2002 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005